City of Loveland Ready to Implement New Concealed Construction Policy

Thanks to two years of hard work by the LBAR Government Affairs Committee, REALTORS and the clients they serve will now have a new option when working on transactions involving properties that have concealed construction. According to Chief Building Inspector Tom Hawkinson, the City’s new as-built construction policy will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2014.Continue reading “City of Loveland Ready to Implement New Concealed Construction Policy”

Loveland CAB Says Yes to As-Built Permits

The LBAR Government Affairs Committee spent 18 months on this project but that hard work has finally paid off.  On Aug. 28 the City’s Construction Advisory Board directed Chief Building Official Tom Hawkinson to implement an “As-Built” Certificate program. As-built construction is defined as building work completed without the proper building permits. In Loveland, REALTORSContinue reading “Loveland CAB Says Yes to As-Built Permits”

City, REALTORS® Agree to Forge Solution to Unpermitted Building Problem

City Manager Bill Cahill and Chief Building Official Tom Hawkinson meet with LBAR’s Government Affairs Committee to discuss unpermitted residential building in Loveland. There was consensus that safety is not negotiable but that efforts to increase compliance should be considered. Tom Hawkinson will continue to meet with the Government Affairs Committee to sketch out twoContinue reading “City, REALTORS® Agree to Forge Solution to Unpermitted Building Problem”

City Tightens Policy on Unpermitted Residential Construction

Loveland’s policy concerning illegal or unpermitted home renovations has become more restrictive, thanks to an interpretation by City Attorney John Duval. Tom Hawkinson, Chief Building Official for the City, said it was Duval who advised the Building Division to adopt a stricter policy in the wake of a well-publicized lawsuit in Pitkin County concerning carbonContinue reading “City Tightens Policy on Unpermitted Residential Construction”